Monday, December 30, 2019

The Boys Vol. 2: Digital OmnibusThe Boys Vol. 2: Digital Omnibus by Garth Ennis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know those times when you just HAVE to have something that pushes all the limits, dives deep into satire, and still manages to tell a great, epic story?

Look here. The Boys does it all. We're deep into the backstories of the main characters, seeing a little bit of the innocents in the superhero category, and watching Hughie descend ever further into the cauldron of bloody caution.

But what about the satire, you ask? Oh, it's all here, mostly making fun of comics and individual heroes, twisting it all super dark, but Ennis is also stabbing the military-industrial complex, American politics, over-sexualization in the media, and the whole freaking category of humanity and all the s**t we put each other through.

This revels in the enormity of our basic incompetence.

I personally love every second of it.

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